DTE Energy

DTE Energy is a corporate holding company for electric and gas utility companies operating in Michigan.

DTE Electric serves 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan. DTE Gas delivers gas to 1.3 million customers in Michigan.

DTE Energy also operates a midstream pipeline and gas gathering subsidiary, however, the company announced its intent to spin-off its midstream pipeline business in 2021. The midstream pipeline businesses consisted of operating over 900 miles of interstate pipelines that connect with more pipelines and local gas utilities.

DTE Energy also operates a subsidiary that builds facilities to capture methane from landfills and farms to generate electricity and biogas.

Coal and gas combined for nearly 67% of total generation for DTE Electric in 2020.

While DTE Electric has a net zero carbon emissions by 2050 goal, research conducted by the Sierra Club shows that it is not moving fast enough toward clean energy in the time frame needed to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Sierra Club assigned a score to every utility in January 2021 based on its plans to retire coal, construct new gas plants, and build new clean energy. DTE Electric received a ‘D’.

Recent DTE Energy News

Utility campaign giving nears $500K as Michigan lawmakers weigh energy bills

Michigan legislators took $176K from DTE since pledging new era of utility accountability after outage backlash

DTE Energy shareholders reject transparency proposal

Amid controversies, DTE Energy continues to spend big in Michigan and nearly every lawmaker accepts

Utility front groups spending on disinformation advertising

A picture of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Utilities that support Inflation Reduction Act are members of trade groups attacking it

Utility executive contributions surge in Minnesota state senate race

DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

New Michigan front group with connections to DTE Energy launches ahead of the elections

Michigan utilities’ front groups begin misleading ad campaigns ahead of a vote on energy legislation

Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA green-lights new potential fees on distributed solar by local utilities

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Utilities and their executives spent tens of thousands to support Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff

Some utility companies “pause” or “evaluate” PAC giving; others remain silent

Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles

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Many U.S. electric utilities plan slow decarbonization over next decade, out of sync with Biden plan

Pollution Payday: analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

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DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

Michigan’s new PSC members will decide whether DTE electric customers should pay for some NEXUS gas pipeline costs

After its $2.65 billion gas asset acquisition, DTE Energy tells Wall Street there is nothing to worry about as Fitch downgrades the company

As DTE and Consumers Energy Appear to Ignore Industry Suspension Pledge, Michigan PSC Opens Coronavirus Docket and Orders Utilities To Report Current Disconnect Data

A PG&E smart meter. Utilities are unevenly applying late fees and reconnecting customers who had been disconnected before pandemic crisis

Caught in patchwork of policies and pledges, some utility customers may still be awaiting electricity restoration or racking up fees

LIVE: Utilities that have and have not suspended disconnects amid COVID-19

Report details utilities’ use of charitable giving to influence politics

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DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

DTE Energy sets net-zero emissions goal by 2050 for electric subsidiary, but gas investments raise doubts about seriousness

DTE executive tells lawmakers battery storage is not suitable for Michigan as advocates slam its resource plan

Utility Corruption

Michigan PSC rebuffs ALJ recommendation, allows DTE Energy to force customers to pay EEI dues

FCC filings detail additional link between MidAmerican and anti-solar REAL Coalition

DTE Energy aims to continue its gas buildout as it proposes to leave coal by 2040

DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

Utility Front Group ‘Michigan Energy Promise’ Emerges to Rally DTE Energy Foundation Recipients to Target Solar Industry

2018 Political Map of the U.S. Governor Races

Analysis: How Electric Utilities and Their Executives Contributed in Nine Governor Races

Bill Wehrum: A top Trump official at EPA delivers for former utility industry clients

Gas Continues to Drive Profits for DTE Energy as Utility Breaks Ground for New Power Plant and NEXUS Pipeline Nears Completion

Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Utility Industry Again Spending Big This Election Cycle

Consumers Energy wind turbine

Michigan integrated resource plans become pivotal in order to hold utilities accountable after clean energy compromise

Michigan Utility Executives and Employees Increasing Political Contributions

Soaring Pipeline Profits May Be Driving DTE Energy’s Proposed New Gas Plant; Creates Conflict of Interest

DTE Energy CEO Says Proposed Renewable Energy Standard Is Not Good For Renewables

Michigan’s utilities have a history of trying to block renewable energy increases like the one that could be on the ballot in November

Electric utilities working with oil and gas companies on ‘advocacy’ efforts to counter environmentalists

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